This incident was first reported as a report of suspected abuse by a neighbor.

Then there is a reporter at the Yeosu Police Station to see how the related organizations moved.

Reporter Yoo Soo-hwan, first of all, did you get a report on whether the two brothers and sisters, who are 7 and 2 years old, who are now in the shelter are okay, and how they have been before reporting to the neighbors?


Yes, the 7-year-old and 2-year-old brothers and sisters are currently being protected in a shelter, but they are known to be undergoing trauma treatment, although they do not have any major health problems.

As soon as I arrived at the site today (30th), I met a neighbor who first reported the negligence of children to the town office. This resident considered it strange that his 7-year-old son wandered around alone late every day and eats cup noodles alone at a convenience store. And.

At first, I thought I was alone, but when the child confessed that he had a twin brother, it wasn't normal.

However, it took another two weeks from reporting to child separation.

The first report was on November 6th, and four days later, on the 10th, when an employee of the town hall visited the children's house, the house was filled with trash.

On the 13th, a specialized child protection agency visited the house, but due to the refusal of my mother, I was unable to enter the house, and the report was filed by the police after another 6 days.

Two siblings were rescued after a day.


When I made a report, I heard that the residents said there were twins in the house, but didn't the police check this in the first place?


Yes, residents said they already said that they had twins when they first reported.

Until the 5 tons of garbage were removed from the house, neither the police nor the child abuse agency noticed that the baby was in the refrigerator.

Late in the process of investigating the children, they detected the presence of another younger brother and investigated the mother to confirm the fact.

The police plan to reveal whether the mother was involved in the child's death through an autopsy, and to see if there were any problems with dealing with related agencies.

(Video coverage: Gong Jin-gu, video editing: Kim Jun-hee, on-site: Kim Se-kyung)  

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